Grand Teton National Park

Kash Merritt

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Grand Teton is in the Northwest part of the State of Wyoming in the U.S. It encompasses the Teton Mountain range, and with the Grand Teton peak reaching 4,000 meters, it also has the valley known as Jackson Hole. The Park was founded in 1929 on February 26. It cost 30 dollars to enter the park. The park is open 24 hours a day year round, snowfall on the roads though may affect how people can get into the park in the winter.

There are 61 species of animals in Grand Teton which consists of 45 small and 16 large mammals. These include the elk, moose, pronghorn antelope, big horn sheep, american bison, wolf, coyote, the grizzly and american black bear. About 4.29 million people visit the Park a year. Some well-known sites and areas in the park are Jenny Lake which includes boating and hiking, Grand Teton Peak which is a famous hiking destination, Jackson Hole includes the town of Jackson and ski resorts and wildlife, and Grand Targhee Resort a famous slope side lodging and dining area with skiing in the winter. Grand Teton is also close to the famous Yellowstone National Park and the town of Jackson which is an hour away from Star Valley a great place to go on vacation whether you’re camping, fishing, or just sightseeing.